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What Makes Ring Lights Better Than A Standard Studio Light?


When hearing about ring lights for the first time or looking into purchasing a beginner’s ring light, many people often wonder what makes ring lights better than any other household light.

As ring light pros, we know that ring lights provide a wide range of benefits that you just can’t achieve with any other type of light. Our team of ring light lovers have compiled a short list of some of the major benefits of a ring light. Keep reading to be inspired.

  1. The unique shape of a ring light.

The circular style of a ring light is what sets it apart from other standard household lights. Because of its round nature, it presents a unique type of light. Instead of only lighting one section of your face, it perfectly balances the light across all your features. The result is that your skin appears extra smooth and all your blemishes are hidden.

Because of the empty inner circle of a ring light, you can also easily put a camera or mirror in the middle of the light. This is extremely handy when taking a photo or applying your makeup. When using other types of lights, there is nowhere to place your camera or mirror without casting a huge ugly shadow across your face. Many of the best ring lights also now come with a smartphone mount or mirror mount, so you can easily position your phone, camera or mirror in the centre of the light and work away. You’ll find that all the ring lights for sale in our ring light store are well equipped with all the accessories you need to use your ring light to its fullest potential.

  1. The power of the LED lighting.

LED ring lights are extremely powerful and offer a much brighter lighting solution that other studio lights. Many of the best ring lights Australia has to offer also have brightness adjusting settings, so you can alter the brightness if it is too soft or bright for you. This is especially important if you plan to use your ring light in different locations, because you will be able to adjust the dimness and ensure your ring light suits your environment.

In darker locations, you might need to turn the brightness up, whereas in bright environments (like outdoors), you might need to turn the brightness down. Either way, LED ring lights offer a great amount of power and can be used to light up any situation.

  1. Ring lights eliminate shadows.

One of the major benefits of a ring light is that it reduces dark shadows on your face. The circular design of the light means there is a perfectly balanced light being shone onto your skin. With normal lights, you might find that you have darkness around your nose or ears where your face isn’t being lit up properly. This is never an issue with a ring light Australia because it can present a lovely balanced colour across your entire face.

When you go to take a selfie, you won’t have to worry about ugly shadows making you look funny in the image. Also, when you apply your daily makeup, you can rest assured that you will be able to see all sections of your face and blend the makeup accordingly.

  1. Ring lights provide a flattering light.

Ring lights are known to hide acne and skin blemishes, so they are ideal when trying to take a selfie for Instagram or film a video for TikTok. If you want a stunning flattering light when you take photos, shoot videos, and look in the mirror, then a ring light is perfect for you. There’s no shame in wanting to look your best on social media or while taking selfies with friends.

As mentioned above, ring lights can reduce shadows and help to emphasise the beautiful parts of your face and body. Ring lights will hide your blemishes and smooth out your skin, but also put a little shine and sparkle into your skin. The best ring lights for taking selfies and filming vlogs are the Selfie Lamp Ring Light Pro or the Pro 10” Desktop Ring Light. You simply can’t go wrong with a LED ring light.

  1. The fact that ring lights are used by vloggers and influencers across the world.

It’s hard to deny the benefits of a ring light when the circular LED lighting tools are being used by thousands of A-List celebrities and social media icons across the globe. If you want to learn more about celebrities who use ring lights, you can search online to find out what celebrities are currently choosing to use a ring light over a standard studio light. To help you find the best celebrity ring light, you can also research ring light reviews to learn the best ring lights on the market right now.

Some of the most popular ring lights being purchased by celebrities across the globe include the Influencer Range 18” LED Ring Light and the Pro Range 14” LED Ring Light. If you are looking for a smaller and more affordable option, you might also want to consider the Makeup Entry 10” LED Ring Light. There are even more ring light options available on our Australian ring light website right now – browse away!

  1. The versatility of ring lights.

Ring lights can have so many different purposes. Although ring lights are mainly used by beauticians and makeup artists, they can also be used by a range of other people. Scientists, hairdressers, photographers, film artists, painters, office workers, amateur beauticians, selfie takers, and other people have been known to use a ring light. It’s no wonder they are so popular in a wide range of industries when they offer such versatility.

Some people even choose to use their ring light as a standard household lamp when they aren’t using it specifically for makeup application or taking selfies. If you purchase a large ring light, you might be able to place it around the home and have it as a fun and effective lamp.

  1. Ring lights create a special halo effect in your eyes.

The round shape of a ring light can be known to cast an adorable halo light into your eyes when you take a selfie or shoot a video. This effect is very flattering and cute, and you might even notice many of your favourite celebrities posting photos with a gorgeous glint in their eye (which is probably the result of a ring light!).

To achieve the halo effect, you may need to do some testing and trialling of your ring light. Try positioning the ring light at different angles around your face to see if the halo effect starts to show in your eyes. If you can’t notice the halo effect, try to turn up the brightness on your ring light or place your body at shoulder-height with the LED circle.

  1. Ring lights can easily be ordered online.

Unlike other studio lights or household lights, ring lights can quickly and easily be purchased online through ring light Australia stores. In our popular ring light store, you can even get an Afterpay ring light so you receive your ring light immediately without having to pay the full cost straight away. Ring lights are a fun, modern tool used by women and men across the globe.

To see some of the options of ring lights online, check out our Influencer Range 18” LED Ring Light and Pro Range 14” LED Ring Light. Both of these lights are guaranteed for quality, and both are used by reputable makeup artists and social media influencers from states across Australia. If you are looking for a smaller and more transportable option, you might also want to consider the Makeup Entry 10” LED Ring Light or Pro Range 12” LED Ring Light. They are great as a beginner’s option and will help you cut costs.

  1. Ring lights can be more affordable than other versions of lighting.

If you have financial restraints, ring lights might be a more cost-effective lighting option. Many beauty and hairdresser studios are now opting for ring lights because they are cheaper than other forms of studio lighting. Instead of needing 5-10 studio lights to use throughout the room, you only need one ring light to provide the same amount of light. As you will see on our ring light website, we are currently having a sale on some of our most popular ring lights – so you can snatch a bargain if you act quickly.

As mentioned above, there are also some Afterpay ring lights that can be purchased as part of a buy now, pay later plan. This is especially handy for people who want to use their ring light now but pay the full price later on.

  1. Ring lights are easy to use.

Most modern ring lights are extremely easy to turn on and use. Although every ring light is slightly different, they can all be easily worked out if you follow instructions. If you are looking for a particularly simple and straightforward ring light, then you might want to consider a ring light with touch screen. The touch screen feature allows you to easily change the brightness and colour setting, without needing to fiddle with a remote or buttons.

Are there any negatives of a ring light?

To be completely honest, there aren’t many negatives of an LED ring light. They are modern, innovative, simple and effective! Most people who purchase a high-quality ring light are impressed with how effective the lighting tool is, and they quickly want to upgrade to an even bigger and more expensive ring light.

However, it is important that you purchase your ring light via a reliable Australian ring light distributor. If you buy a cheap and nasty ring light from a dodgy seller, you might find that it doesn’t work properly and doesn’t last long. Sometimes it is worth paying a little bit extra to ensure you are getting a quality light. To learn more about the ring light company you want to purchase from, you should search for ring light reviews and see what previous customers have to say about them.

It is usually a good sign if the company has a customer service hotline or online chat function, because this means you will be able to contact them if there are any issues with your ring light order.

Some second-hand ring lights might also cause problems. If purchasing a ring light second-hand, it’s essential that you ask the seller why they are selling the ring light. You should also give the ring light a test-run to ensure it works properly.

It’s also a good idea to think about what ring light is perfect for you. Buying a ring light that doesn’t suit your particular needs won’t be of any use to you. Some of the questions you might like to ask yourself before making a ring light purchase include:

  • Will this ring light fit in my studio or bedroom?
  • Does this ring light offer good value for money?
  • What is the return policy on this ring light if I change my mind?
  • Can I afford this ring light or should I buy an Afterpay ring light?
  • Does this ring light come with a stand or tripod?
  • Will this ring light be delivered in time for me?
  • Do I need to transport this ring light, and does it pack down to do this?
  • Can I mount my smartphone, camera, or mirror in the centre of this ring light?

To browse some of the best ring lights Australia, visit our online ring light store. Our professional ring lights are being sold to happy buyers across the country every minute. Take advantage of our current ring light sales now.

Happy shopping!